Banking on Calcium. Module designed by Grete Peterson, Program Assistant and Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., LRD Food and Nutrition Specialist. Click Here Once. Open this as a slide show. Hi! I’m going to lead you through a lesson about calcium, a very important mineral in your body.
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Module designed by
Grete Peterson, Program Assistant and
Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., LRD Food and Nutrition Specialist
Click Here Once
Open this as a slide show.
Hi! I’m going to lead you through a lesson about calcium, a very important mineral in your body.
Click to go back and to
move forward in the module.
Let’s start moooooooving!
Your body has more calcium than any other mineral!
Minerals are needed to do
different things in your body.
Newborns: ¼ cup
6- to 7-year-olds: 2 cups
10-year-olds: 3 ½ cups
How is calcium used
in your body?
15-year-olds: 7 cups
Adults: 11 cups
(Click your mouse to find the right answer)
Calcium is really important for building
strong bones and teeth.
Calcium provides the strength
to keep them together.
Let’s pretend you have $1 worth of
calcium in your body.
99¢ would be in your bones!
Where would the last penny be?
The last 1¢ is found throughout your
body’s blood, muscles and the fluid
between your cells.
Kids aged 9-18 need
1,300 milligrams (mg)
of calcium every day!
That is more than adults.
Get your 3-A-Day!
(300 mg in 8 ounces of milk)
1 ½ oz. cheese with crackers
Fruit yogurt – ½ cup
Click HERE to find out!
Your bones are growing!
What foods contain some calcium? (Click to see the answer)
What foods contain some calcium?
Click on the different boxes to see a picture of each food.
Tofu made with calcium
Tofu made with calcium
Remember to have 3-A-Day!
And, eat your veggies, too!
It’s OK if you do!
3 oz. of sardines with bones contain more calcium than a glass of milk!
Check the calcium in food by looking at the nutrition label!
Click on the color that represents the Milk group.
Check out www.mypyramid.gov to see other foods in the Milk group.
Compared with other MyPyramid food groups, the Milk group contains the best sources of calcium!
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This project was made possible in part by a grant from the
Midwest Dairy Association.